Here are 3 weird, yet effective, recovery tips for muscle soreness that are most likely not in your routine.
If you are actively working on strength or endurance training these tips may support your results. The famous wrestler, Dan Gable once said you must work just as hard on recovery as you do in your workouts.
A workout is simply a necessary stressor your body needs to respond to achieve results. Luckily there are several things you can do to recover.
The first is a transdermal magnesium spray. Magnesium is integral to the human body as it is responsible for over 300 different reactions including how muscles relax. It is estimated that upwards 80% of people are deficient in this mineral. This topical spray is great for after the workout.
I prefer the Ease magnesium spray as it has a different form than most which does not cause itching on the skin.
Second is the rebounder. This toy store find is one of the best tools for flushing the lymph system. The lymph system is responsible for removing waste products from the body. Unlike the circulation system, the lymph system needs movement to flow.
You can find lots of different rebounder models available here.
Lastly, is a grounding mat. This tool has been shown to lessen delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), reduce inflammation, improve sleep and cortisol levels. The ideal and free way of doing this would be to place your bare feet on bare ground.
Earthing mats can be found here.
These three tools offer unique approaches to support health and in a large way that is the gist of recovery.
Want more? This article covers an interesting study that shows how your beliefs about soreness affect muscle recovery.
And the deep-dive, including the use of hypnosis, can be found inside of The Ultimate Recovery Formula.